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Lodge, David

Summary Article: Lodge, David John from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide
English novelist, short-story writer, dramatist, and critic. Much of his fiction concerns the role of Catholicism in mid-20th-century England, exploring the situation both through broad comedy and parody, as in The British Museum is Falling Down (1967), and realistically, as in How Far Can You Go? (1980; Whitbread Book of the Year Award). His more recent works include Consciousness and the Novel (2002), a collection of essays that explore the representation of human consciousness in fiction, and the novel Author, Author: A Novel (2004), which focuses on periods in the life of the writer Henry James. His other works include Changing Places (1975; winner of the Hawthornden Prize) and its sequel Small World (1984), both satirical "campus" novels, Nice Work (1988), Paradise News...    Continue Reading
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